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Oral history interview with Joseph Symon

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.113 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0113

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    Oral history interview with Joseph Symon


    Interview Summary
    Joseph Symon (né Steiger), born February 14, 1925 in Budapest, Hungary, describes growing up in Hungary before the war; experiencing the beginning of the war; the subsequent persecution of Jews; witnessing the deteriorating conditions in Hungary and the eventual German occupation; working in the fields in Jaszbereny, Hungary; being transferred to Chepol (possibly Csepel, aka XXI. Kerület) outside of Budapest; working at a Shell oil depot building bunkers; liberation; traveling to Israel after the end of the war; and immigrating to Australia in 1959.
    Joseph Symon
    Susan Koenig
    interview:  1990 September 01
    Credit Line
    Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Symon, Joseph, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Joseph Symon for the Twelfth Hour Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in April 2006 from the State Library of New South Wales where the collection is housed.
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